Over $92,000 Raised at YWCA York’s Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
York, PA – (October 5, 2018) Over 400 walkers helped raise more than $92,000 at this year’s Walk a Mile in Her Shoes in the City of York to provide services to victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault and human trafficking at YWCA York’s ACCESS York, Still Waters (Hanover) and Victim Assistance Center.
Participants donned women’s shoes to walk approximately 1 mile in an effort to raise awareness and funds for YWCA York’s victim services. The money raised will help the organization provide a 24-hotline, counseling, legal services, emergency shelter, housing and community education here in York County.
Awards were given to the top fund raising team, individual and sponsor. This year’s top team is Purple Pumps raising $7,032; top individual is Keith Noll, who raised $14,765; and top sponsor team is WellSpan Health raising $20,170.
“It’s really the men in our community driving the success of this event,” says Jean Treuthart, CEO of YWCA York. “They come up with creative ways to get donations and they are passionate about this cause. It is affirming to see so many come out and support our victim services. Our community knows that every dollar raised makes a difference in our community.”
This year’s event included a “Kick-Up Your Heels” pre-party, a proclamation by the York County Board of Commissioners for October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, YWCA York’s Temple Guard performance and finished on South Beaver Street at Crystal Ball Brewing with an after party including food trucks and music.
“Many thanks is owed to everyone who helped to make this event a success including our presenting sponsor, WellSpan Health,” stated Keith Sheffer, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes chair and director of loan administration with York Traditions Bank. “They have been a great partner throughout the organizing of this event and really understand what a difference these funds make in our community.”
If you would like to make a difference in York County by supporting victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking, please go to www.ywcayork.org and click the donate button!
For more information, please contact YWCA York at 717-845-2631 or go to www.ywcayork.org.
ABOUT YWCA York
YWCA York is a nonprofit organization with the mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. Chartered in 1891, YWCA York has a long and rich history of creating opportunities for women’s growth, leadership and power through a common vision: peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Over 28,000 people are serve each year through the programs and services offered throughout York County. Worldwide, the YWCA impacts more than 25 million people in over 120 countries. For information about the YWCA York, visit our website, www.ywcayork.org.